German airport security staff strike hits more than 600 flights

Almost 640 flights were cancelled in Germany Thursday as security staff went on strike at three airports, meaning disruption for over 100,000 passengers. The number of flights blocked was more than half the 1,050 planned for Düsseldorf, Cologne-Bonn and Stuttgart. Düsseldorf -- the country's third-largest airport -- said in a statement that 370 of Thursday's 580 planned departures had to be cancelled. The walkout, slated to last from 3:00 am to midnight, is expected to affect around 110,000 travellers, according to DPA. At Cologne-Bonn, where 131 of almost 200 flights were cancelled. Union Verdi told DPA the security strike was also slowing freight handling. In Stuttgart, 142 of the 270 take-offs and landings were cancelled, in Düsseldorf as many as 350 out of 570. In Berlin, slightly over 90 at both airports were cancelled.

EUROPEAN UNION, German Industry View Brexit And U.S. President Donald Trump as Biggest Risks to Economy

Germany’s leading industry groups said on Wednesday that Britain’s departure from the European Union and trade disputes triggered by U.S. President Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ policies were posing the biggest risks to growth and prosperity.

WORLD LEADERS laud fallen soldiers on eve of armistice centennial

|AIWA! NO!|PARIS — Traveling from across the world to monuments honoring soldiers who fell 100 years ago, victors and vanquished alike marked those sacrifices Saturday ahead of Armistice Day and assessed alliances that have been redrawn dramatically since the dark days of World War I.

The leaders of former enemies France and Germany, in an intimate gesture that underscored their countries’ current roles as guarantors of peace in Europe, held their heads together at the site north of Paris where the defeated Germans and the Allies signed the agreement that ended the 1914-18 war.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan: “Recording of dying Saudi journalist Khashoggi as he was killed in Istanbul shared with Saudi Arabia, Britain, France, and Germany in addition to the United States.”

|LOVEDAY MORRIS, The Washington Post|AIWA! NO!|ANKARA — An audio recording that Turkish officials say captures the dying moments of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as he is killed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul has been shared with Saudi Arabia, Britain, France and Germany in addition to the United States, the Turkish president said Saturday. 

US Scrapping The ‘Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces’ Treaty Makes World More Dangerous, Russia Forced To ‘Restore balance’ – Kremlin

The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty, formally Treaty Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Elimination of Their Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles) is a…

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Saudi Crown Prince Spoke To Khashoggi By Phone Moments Before He Was Killed: Report

|Tyler DurdeZero Hedge|AIWA! NO!|, In the latest bombshell report involving the Khashoggi murder, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reportedly spoke on the phone with journalist Jamal Khashoggi moments before he was murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkish pro-government daily Yeni Safak disclosed the new alleged details of the case in a report on Sunday, contradicting claims by Saudi authorities that Prince Mohammed played no part in Khashoggi's murder.